The Baldwin School seeks applicants for the position of a full-time Middle School Music Teacher for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. All Baldwin teachers participate in the life of the School and support the School’s mission. This position will include directing the Middle School chorus and select vocal ensembles, teaching Grade 6 and 7 general music classes, and potentially an Upper School elective class. The successful candidate will have experience in both music education and choral conducting. She or he will possess a passion for music, effective classroom management skills with a knowledge of how to assess and grade students’ progress, the ability to develop educational programming, and a willingness to work with other teachers across disciplines. The successful candidate will possess excellent content knowledge; a love of working with students and creating a joyful learning environment; creativity and a thirst for innovation; a high level of energy and flexibility; a reflective and growth-oriented mindset; and a sense of humor. She or he will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversations and experiences with students and colleagues; possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. Successful candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for girls' education.
Develop and teach Middle (and potentially Upper) School music curriculum in support of The Baldwin School’s Mission Statement.
Differentiate instruction and materials to meet the diverse academic, social and emotional needs of learners in the classroom.
Collaborate with colleagues to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning curricular experiences.
Collaborate with Lower and Upper School Music faculty to maintain a spiraling curriculum across divisions.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
Attend regular department meetings as well as faculty meetings and professional development days.
Maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration.
Maintain professionalism, positivity, and good humor in the face of challenges and change.
Participate as a full member of the faculty and demonstrate a willingness to engage actively in The Baldwin School community in an appropriate and visible way
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree and course work in related field; Master’s Degree preferred.
3-5 years teaching experience.
Knowledge and experience in music technology is strongly encouraged.
Experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, interdisciplinary curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning.
Experience integrating technology, including Google applications, laptop/iPads, SMART Board, etc., into teaching practice to support learning and deepen projects.
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom.
A commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected.
Positive attitude towards students, staff and faculty.
Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication (written and verbal).
Comfortable transitioning to remote learning environments, if necessary.
Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is an independent college preparatory school, developing talented girls into confident young women with vision, global understanding and the competency to make significant and enduring contributions to the world. The School nurtures our students’ passion for intellectual rigor in academics, creativity in the arts and competition in athletics, forming women capable of leading their generation while living balanced lives. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes ethical integrity and independence of thought.